9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone/ Skype / In-office
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)
Adjustment of Status
I also strive to set a good example for all of the children in my life: my own children, nephews, cousins, etc. I want them to know that hard work and dedication are critical. I want them to know that life is often challenging, but that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
What has been one of the recent highlights of your work?
A client suffered pretty horrific domestic violence, obtained a U visa and with it, completed adult education, obtained a GED, began college classes, opened her own business and recently obtained her green card. She really is a rock star.
Which cases do you find most rewarding?
Cases that deal with family violence - I find that I'm often able to give a voice to someone who was silenced for such a long time and completely unaware of just how strong they are. I really enjoy being able to celebrate victories with them, especially since I often have an understanding of the sheer amount of adversity they have overcome during their lives.
hy did you choose immigration law?
In high school, I studied abroad in Bolivia for
for approximately ten months through the Rotary Exchange Program and became fluent in Spanish. I began working at a local immigration law firm upon my return from Bolivia and knew then that I wanted to work in the immigration law field.
I went to law school after I finished my undergrad degree and quickly found work at Broyles Kight and Ricafort. I have been here ever since! I also participated in the immigration law clinic during law school where I discovered U-Visa cases, and I was also able to work on several asylum cases.
What motivates you to keep going daily?
I believe God gave me a big heart so that I could help people. I am passionate about helping individuals navigate through complex issues, and have a great deal of patience, which helps in the legal field. I love the joy that radiates from client’s eyes and hearts when they obtain lawful status, residency or US citizenship.
Q&A with Erika Jimenez
Why should people choose you
instead of any other attorney?
I think that I'm a very compassionate person and it shows when I work with clients. I'm patient and willing to go the extra mile to help clients out, not just with their immigration cases but often with other personal matters. I have worked in the immigration field for over ten years and I speak fluent Spanish, which helps me better connect with clients.
What else should people know about you?
I'm married and a mother of two; I have a six-year-old and a twelve-year-old. My husband and his family are from the Dominican Republic. I enjoy dancing, cooking, being a mother and an aunt, and playing softball. I graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Spanish, Sociology and African American Studies.
Patient and efficient, Erika cares about her clients and their lives.
Works with Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Indiana University '07
Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis '12
Bilingual: 100% fluent in Spanish and English
years experience as a licensed attorney by the Indiana state bar
Offers free consultations for qualified prospective clients